CompTIA’s Network+ certification is an entry level vendor neutral certification for aspiring system and network administrators. The Network+ course provides basic training in managing, maintaining, troubleshooting, installing and configuring a network infrastructure. Nine months of experience in network support or administration along with a CompTIA A+ certification is recommended before the Network+ course. Network+ certification is also a step towards attaining higher level vendor specific certifications such as Microsoft (MCSE, MCITP), Cisco (CCNA, CCNP) and Linux (Linux+, RHCE).
Network+ (Network Plus) is a mid-level certification for network technicians. This certification is designed to test the competency of a mid-level network technician in supporting and configuring TCP/IP clients in terms of network design, cabling, hardware setup, configuration, installation, support, and troubleshooting. The Network+ certification is sponsored by CompTia, which is the Computing Technology Industry Association (formerly ABCD: The Microcomputer Industry Association).
The Network+ exam tests the ability of a networking technician to install, maintain, troubleshoot, and support a network, and understand various aspects of networking technologies, including TCP/IP and the OSI model. It also tests knowledge of network components and where they function in association with the OSI model, network cabling, network security, and network troubleshooting. People who took the test before December 31, 2010 retain certification for life; those receiving certification January 1, 2011 or later need to reobtain certification after three years.
In this course, you will describe the major networking technologies and systems of modern networks, and configure, manage, and troubleshoot modern networks.
You Will Learn to:
- Identify basic network theory concepts and major network communications methods.
- Describe bounded network media.
- Describe unbounded network media.
- Identify the major types of network implementations.
- Identify TCP/IP addressing and data delivery methods.
- Analyze routing and switching technologies.
- Identify the components of a TCP/IP implementation.
- Analyze network security.
- Implement network security.
- Identify the components of a WAN implementation.
- Identify the components used in cloud computing and virtualization.
- Identify the components of a remote network implementation.
- Manage networks.
- Troubleshoot network issues.